What does a top shelf espresso machine look like and what can you expect from it? In this article, we're looking to answer that question based on opinions we've gathered from users from across the internet. We hope to give you a good idea of what to expect from a $400+ machine, and let you know whether it's worth buying or not.
Users reported a higher level of quality for a high end espresso machine, which is to be expected, but other than that, we've found that these machines have little to make them stand out. The prices can go up to the thousands, though the average price for an espresso machine on the market is around $200. The only other metric in which these espresso machines stand out is their capacity, which is double that of an average espresso machine. We've also found that most high end espresso makers come with a grinder.
Based on this information, is the high end espresso machine worth the extra dollar? Well, it depends on how willing you are to spend money on quality. From the reports we've received, the difference in quality between an average espresso machine and a high end one is not that big. So you're left with the large capacity. How can this help you out? Well, these machines are good for events where you have to serve a lot of espresso. Depending on the specific machine, they could be designed to serve espresso for a small gathering or event, or something larger. From what we've gathered, these machines are designed and marketed either to people looking to serve a somewhat larger quantity of espresso, or to people who want to get the best quality espresso out of their machine.